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Eric J. Simon, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

 

Contact: ejs@ericjsimon.com

 

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Contents

·        Education

·        Honors/Awards

·        Teaching Experience

·        Publications

·        Talks

·        Service

·        Other

 

Education   Top

 

·         Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Harvard University (1989-96).  Program in Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology completed in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.  Dissertation title: A Molecular Dynamics Study of a Mutation in a Bacteriophage 434 DNA/Protein Complex. Dissertation work completed in the laboratory of Stephen Harrison.

 

·         M.A. in Biology, Wesleyan University (1987-9).  Dissertation title: Sequence Dependence of the A to B Transition in DNA: A Theoretical Approach. Dissertation work completed in the laboratory of David Beveridge.

 

·         B.A. in Biology and Math: Computer Science, summa cum laude, Wesleyan University (1985-9).

 

Honors / Awards   Top

 

Ÿ  Most Creative in the Classroom, awarded by the New England College Student Senate (2006).

 

Ÿ  Recognized by the Fordham College at Lincoln Center United Student Government for receiving a perfect score on anonymous student course evaluations (2001).

 

Ÿ  Finalist, Distinguished Achievement Award of the Association of American Publishers, Feature Article category (2001).

 

Ÿ  Bronze Award, the Society of National Association Publications, Scholarly Journals Feature Article category (2001).

 

Ÿ  Bronze medal and scholarship awarded for mentored undergraduate student research project, American Chemical Society (1999).

 

Ÿ  Outstanding Teacher Award, Minneapolis Community & Technical College (1996).

 

Ÿ  University Scholar; Highest Honors in Biology; Phi Beta Kappa, Wesleyan University (1989).

 

Ÿ  Hawke Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Biochemistry, Wesleyan University (1989).

 

Teaching Experience   Top

 

·         Associate Professor of Biology, New England College, Henniker, NH.  Tenured full-time faculty position (Assistant Professor 2002-5; Associate Professor 2005-present).

o   Courses to date: General Biology I/II majors introductory course with lab, Biology and Society non-majors introductory course with lab, Genetics with lab, Microbiology with lab, Molecular Biology, Careers in Science.

 

·         Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Natural Sciences, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Fordham University, New York City.  Tenure-track full-time faculty position (1997-2002).

o   Courses taught: Perspectives: Biology non-majors introductory course, Perspectives: Chemistry non-majors introductory course, Molecular Biology upper division majors course, Genetics upper division majors course; all courses include laboratory component.

o   In official student anonymous course evaluation forms, my overall teaching ability was rated an average of 4.8 out of 5.0; 98% of students indicated that they would “recommend this instructor to a friend”; and 98% indicated that they would “take another course from this instructor.”

o   Developed and delivered Fordham's only Internet-based distance learning courses, Perspectives: Biology and Perspectives: Chemistry.

o   Led collaborative effort between students, instructor, and graduate teaching assistant to design and write a multimedia laboratory manual for an upper-division genetics course.

o   Mentored a high school student through the American Chemical Society’s Project Seed program, resulting in a medal at a judged poster session and an ACS scholarship.

 

·         Adjunct Assistant Professor, Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul, MN (Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters, 1997).  Teaching duties included two courses of microbiology lecture and lab and two courses of human biology lecture and lab.

 

·         Instructor, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN (Winter and Spring quarters, 1997).  Teaching duties included two introductory chemistry lecture courses and four lab sections. Won the student-nominated Outstanding Teaching Award.

 

·         Instructor, Compleat and Practical Scholar Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Summer, 1997). Taught an original course entitled “In the Beginning: The History of Life on Earth.”

 

·         Assistant Professor, Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN  (Fall semester, 1996).  Full-time teaching position in the Department of Biology.  Teaching duties included four lecture sections of 30-35 students each and three laboratory sections of 20-25 students each for Concepts in Biology, an introductory biology course for majors and nonmajors. 

 

·         Adjunct Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's University, Minneapolis, MN (Fall semester, 1996).  Teaching duties included Introduction to the Natural Sciences, an original course designed to fulfill the general education science requirement.

 

·         Teaching Consultant in the Sciences, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University (1993-6).  Responsibilities included individual and group consulting with science Teaching Fellows to improve their teaching skills, leading micro-teaching seminars, planning and participating in teaching seminars, preparing material for distribution, evaluating Teaching Fellows through in-class and videotaped observation, and developing science curricula.

 

·         Teaching Fellow, Harvard University (1990-5).  Led a total of four discussion sections, graded problem sets, and designed and graded exams for Biological Physical Chemistry under the direction of Senior Lecturer James Davis (1994-5).  Led a total of three sections in graduate and undergraduate courses (1990-2) in the departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; duties included grading and preparing problem sets and exams and leading discussions.

 

Publications   Top

 

Books

 

·         Simon, E., Reece, J., and Dickey, J.  (2009). Essential Biology with Physiology (3rd Ed.).  San Francisco, CA: Pearson.

·         ISBN 0321602072.

·         Non-majors introductory biology textbook.

·         Published September 2009.

                         

·         Simon, E., Reece, J., and Dickey, J.  (2009). Essential Biology (4th Ed.).  San Francisco, CA: Pearson.

·         ISBN 0321602064.

·         Non-majors introductory biology textbook.

·         Published September 2009.

 

·         Campbell, N., Reece, J., Taylor, M., Simon, E. and Dickey, J. (2008). Biology: Concepts and Connections (6th Ed.). San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.

·         ISBN 0321489845.

·         Mixed majors introductory biology textbook used in introductory biology courses and allied health programs.

·         Published March 2008.

·         Translated into Korean.

 

·         Campbell, N., Reece, J. and Simon, E.  (2007). Essential Biology with Physiology (2nd Ed.).  San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.

·         ISBN 0-8053-6841-8.

·         Published September 2006.

·         Translated into Mandarin Chinese.

                         

·         Campbell, N., Reece, J. and Simon, E.  (2007). Essential Biology (3rd Ed.).  San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.

·         ISBN 0-8053-6842-6.

·         Published September 2006.

·         Translated into Mandarin Chinese and Italian.

 

·         Campbell, N., Reece, J. and Simon, E. (2007). Nutrition and Digestion. Chapter reprinted in Reading Across the Disciplines: College Reading and Beyond by Kathleen T. WcWhorter, New York: Pearson/Longman.

                                                                                    

·         Campbell, N., Reece, J. and Simon, E. (2007). Nutrition and Digestion. Chapter reprinted in Effective College Learning by Holschuh and Nist, New York: Pearson/Longman.

 

·         Simon, E.J.  (2006). Introductory chapter to Instructor’s Guide to Text and Media for Biology 7th Edition by Campbell, N. and Reece, J.; San Francisco, CA: Benjamin/Cummings. Wrote technology guide as supplement to the most widely used science textbook in the U.S.

 

·         Campbell, N., Reece, J., Taylor, M. and Simon, E. (2006). Biology: Concepts and Connections (5th Ed.). San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.

·         ISBN 0-8053-7160-5.

·         Mixed majors introductory biology textbook used in introductory biology courses and allied health programs.

·         Used by over 500 U.S. colleges and universities.

·         Used at over 300 U.S. high schools.

·         Used by university students in Spain, Japan, Korea, Puerto Rico, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Netherlands, India, Singapore, and Switzerland.

·         Translated into Italian and Korean.

 

·         Campbell, N., Reece, J. and Simon, E.  (2003). Essential Biology with Physiology.  San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.

·         ISBN 0-8053-7476-0.

·         Non-majors introductory biology textbook.

·         Used at over 250 U.S. college and universities.

·         Used by university students in Puerto Rico, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore.

·         Translated into Korean.

 

·         Campbell, N., Reece, J. and Simon, E.  (2003). Essential Biology (2nd Ed.).  San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.

·         ISBN 0-8053-7473-6.

·         Non-majors introductory biology textbook.

·         Used at over 380 U.S. and colleges and universities.

·         Used by university students in Spain, India, Japan, Puerto Rico, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Netherlands, Singapore.

·         Translated into Mandarin Chinese.

 

·         Simon, E.J.  (2002). Effective Uses of Course Management Systems.  Chapter in Instructor’s Guide to Text and Media for Biology 6th Edition by Campbell, N. and Reece, J.; San Francisco, CA: Benjamin/Cummings.

 

·         Simon, E.J. and Shenk, G.  (2000). The Grammar of the Grateful Dead.  Chapter in the book Deadhead Social Science, Adams, R. and Sardiello, R., Editors.  Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press.

·         ISBN 0-7425-0251-1.

 

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

·         Simon, E.J.  (2002).  An Experiment Using Electronic Books in the College Classroom.  Journal of Computers in Math and Science Teaching, v.21:1, p.53-66.

·         Simon, E.J.  (2002).  Human Gene Therapy: Genes Without Frontiers. American Biology Teacher, v.64:4, p.264-70.

·         Simon, E.J.  (2002).  Anthrax: A Guide for Biology Teachers.  American Biology Teacher, v.64:1, p.11-19. This article was reprinted by Boreal Laboratories and distributed to 5,000 high school biology teachers in Canada.

·         Simon, E.J.  (2001).  Collaborative Website Construction in Introductory Science Courses.  The Journal of College Science Teaching, v.30:6, p.382-4.

·         Simon, E.J.  (2001).  Technology Instead of a Textbook: Alternatives for the Introductory Biology Classroom.  American Biology Teacher, v.63:2, p.89-95.

·         Simon, E.J.  (2001).  Are e-Books Ready for the Classroom?  Syllabus, v.15:2, p.28-9.

·         Simon, E.J.  (2001). Electronic Textbooks: A Pilot Study of Student E-Reading Habits.  Future of Print Media, Winter 2001.  Available at http://www.futureprint.kent.edu.

·         Simon, E.J. and Saunders, K.  (2000).  Copyrights and the Educator: A Practical Guide for the Science Classroom.  The Journal of College Science Teaching, v.30:2, p.100-5.  Cover article.  This article was selected as a finalist by The Association of Educational Publishers in their Distinguished Achievement Awards program for 2001. This article also won the 2001 Bronze Award of the Society of National Association Publications in Scholarly Journals Feature Article category. 

·         Lansbury,  P.T. et.al.  (1995).  Structural model for the β-amyloid fibril based on interstrand alignment of an antiparallel-sheet comprising a C-terminal peptide.  Nature: Structural Biology, v.2:11, p.990-8.

                                                                                                                                                                                          

Published Abstracts

·         Simon, E.J., and Murphy, S. (2003). Making Connections in the Large Lecture Section. Proceedings of the National Association of Biology Teachers 2003 National Convention.

·         Simon, E.J. (2003). Using Pop Culture to Enliven Your Bio Lectures. Proceedings of the National Association of Biology Teachers 2003 National Convention.

·         Simon, E.J.  (2001).  Towards a Fully Digital Introductory Biology Classroom.  Proceedings of the National Association of Biology Teachers 2001 National Convention.

·         Simon, E.J.  (2001).  How to Digitize Your Lectures. Proceedings of the Stop Surfing - Start Teaching 2001 National Conference.

·         Simon, E.J.  (2000).  Technology Instead of a Textbook: The Next Big Step?  Proceedings of the 220th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

·         Simon, E.J.  (2000).  Electronic Books in the Science Classroom.  Proceedings of the 33rd Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

·         Simon, E.J.  (2000).  Technology Instead of a Textbook.  Proceedings of the New England Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

·         Simon, E.J.  (2000).  E-books: A New Tool in the College Classroom.  Proceedings of the Stop Surfing - Start Teaching 2000 National Conference.

·         Simon, E.J., Hildreth, D. and King, P.  (2000).  WebAttitudes: A Two-College Study of Student Opinion About Internet-Assisted Learning.  Proceedings of the Stop Surfing - Start Teaching 2000 National Conference.

·         Simon, E.J.  (1999).  Website Construction in Introductory Chemistry Courses: A Collaborative Approach.  Proceedings of the 32nd Middle Atlantic Meeting of the American Chemical Society.

·         Simon, E.J.  (1999).  Collaborative Website Construction in Introductory Science Courses.  Proceedings of the Stop Surfing - Start Teaching 1999 National Conference.

 

Miscellaneous Publications

·         Simon, E.J. (2009). “Video Tutor Sessions.” A set of six video lectures published by Benjamin Cummings (San Francisco, CA).

·         Simon, E.J. (2007). “Owning the Scientific Method through Active Learning.” Invited guest article published in Kansas Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence Newsletter.

·         Simon, E.J. (2007). “Owning the Scientific Method.” Article published in Strategies for Success newsletter; San Francisco, CA: Benjamin/Cummings.

·         Simon, E.J. (2006). “MP3 Tutor Sessions.” MP3 audio CD of 24 introductory biology tutor sessions published by Benjamin Cummings (San Francisco, CA).

·         Simon, E.J. (2005). “Popular Music Can Enliven Your Lectures.” Article published in Science Teachers of New York State Teachers Bulletin, v.69:1.

·         Simon, E.J. (2005). “Adding Current Events Video to Lecture.” Article published in Strategies for Success newsletter; San Francisco, CA: Benjamin/Cummings.

·         Simon, E.J. (2005). “Popular Music Can Enliven Your Lectures.” Article published in Strategies for Success newsletter; San Francisco, CA: Benjamin/Cummings.

·         Simon, E.J.  (2002). “Scientific Painting?”  News article on the Biology 6th Edition CD-ROM and website by Campbell and Reece; San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.

·         Simon, E.J.  (1998-2001).  Perspectives:Biology and Perspectives:Chemistry CD-ROMs, original electronic instructional materials used as the sole source of course readings for two courses at Fordham College at Lincoln Center.

·         Simon, E.J. et.al. (2001).  HIV, DNA Fingerprinting, and RedOx I.  Peer-reviewed multimedia modules co-authored by undergraduate science majors and high school students for the Visionlearning.com educational website.

·         Shank, G. and Simon, E. J. (1994). The Grammar of the Grateful Dead. Proceedings of the Fifth Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies (Berkeley, CA, June 12-18 1994).

 

 

Talks   Top

 

Invited Talks

·         “Using Technology to Enliven the Teaching and Learning of Science,” Simon, E.J. Presentation to the science faculty at the invitation of the science chair, University of Maryland University College, MD (September 2009).

·         “Using Technology to Enliven the Teaching and Learning of Science,” Simon, E.J. Presentation to the science, technology, and match faculty at invitation of the Dean, Prince Georges Community College, MD (August 2009).

·         “Using Technology to Enliven Introductory Biology,” Simon, E.J. Presentation to the biology department, Prince Georges Community College, MD (April 2009).

·         “Using Technology to Enliven the Science Classroom,” Simon, E.J. Keynote speaker at the Strategies for Success Teaching Workshop, Monroe Community College, NY (March 2009).

·         “Using Technology to Enliven Introductory Biology,” Simon, E.J. Presentations at the Strategies for Success teaching workshops: Mohawk Valley Community College; Utica, NY (October 2003); University of Tampa, Tampa, FL (March 2003); California State University, Fullerton, CA (March 2004); University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (April 2004); Prince Georges Community College, Largo, MD (April 2005), IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN (October 2006), University of Texas, Austin, Texas (February 2007), Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI (October 2007), The College of New Jersey, Edison, NJ (November 2007), Ohlone College, Newark, CA (March 2008), Baton Rouge Community College, LA (October 2008), Ohio State University, OH (April 2009).

·          “The Evolution of Biology Pedagogy,” Simon, E.J. Guest speaker to the biology department and students, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI (March 2008).

·         “Using Technology to Engage Nonmajors,” Simon, E.J. Keynote speaker at the Pearson Education Nonmajors Biology Workshop, San Diego, CA (March 2008).

·          “Using Technology to Enliven Biology, “ Simon, E.J. Guest speaker to the biology department, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Lexington, KY (February, 2008).

·          “Using Technology to Enliven Biology,” Simon, E.J. Guest speaker to faculty and students as part of a weekly science seminar series, Rivier College, Nashua, NH (September, 2007).

·         “Using Technology to Enliven Biology,” Simon, E.J. Annual meeting of the New England Association of Two-Year Colleges, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA (May, 2007).

·         “The Evolution of Pedagogy and Tomorrow’s Interactive Learning Environment,” Simon, E.J. and Heyden, R. Presentation as part of the Strategies for Success Workshop, MassBay Community College, Wellesley, MA (March, 2007).

·         “Using Technology to Enliven Biology,” Simon, E.J. Presentation to biology faculty and graduate students of Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI (March, 2007).

·          “The Evolution of Biology Pedagogy,” Simon, E.J. Presentation to the annual Science Supervisors Association of New York City (December, 2006).

·         “Using Clicker Technology to Promote Active Learning,” Simon, E.J. Presentation to the science faculty of Wright City College, Chicago, IL as part of a day-long clicker workshop (November 2006).

·         “Using Instructional Technologies to Increase Interactivity,” Simon, E.J. Presentation to the biology faculty of Indiana University – Perdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN as part of their weekly science speaker series (October 2006).

·          “Using Technology to Promote Active Learning,” Simon, E.J. Presentation to the faculty of Robert Morris College, Chicago, IL (March 2006).

·         “Using Technology to Teach Evolution,” Simon, E.J. Darwin Day meeting of the CT Association of Biology Teachers, Manchester, CT (February 2006).

·         “Using Technology to Promote Active Learning,” Simon, E.J. Invited lead-off speaker at the annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Community College Biologists, Allerton, Illinois (October 2005).

·          “Enlivening Biology,” Simon, E.J. Invited speaker before the Department of Biology, South Suburban College, South Holland, IL (April 2005).

·          “Engaging Non-Science Majors,” Simon, E.J. Invited speaker before the Department of Biology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH (March 2004).

·          “Very Large Lecture Sections: Challenges and Advantages,” Simon, E.J. Invited speaker before the Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, UT (Feb 2003).

·         “Measuring Student Satisfaction of the E-Book Experience: A Pilot Study,” Simon, E.J.  Invited speaker at The Consortium of Indexing Professionals annual symposium e-Books: Linking Content with Technology, New York, NY (March 2002).

·          “E-books and Other Electronic Resources,” Simon, E.J.  Invited talk given to Academic Services at Princeton University (September 2001).

·         “Shifting from Traditional to Electronic Classroom Formats,” Simon, E.J.  Invited speaker at the Manhattan Marymount Technology Workshop, New York, NY (June 2001).

·         “Introducing Digital Content into Your Lectures,” Simon, E.J.  Invited speaker at the Manhattan Marymount Faculty Development Day, New York, NY (February 2001).

·         “Collaborative Website Construction: Methods and Results,” Simon, E.J.  Invited keynote speaker at the Coe College–Cornell College Teaching and Learning Technology Exchange, Ames, IA (June 1999).

 

Presentations/Meetings

·         “Using Technology to Enliven Introductory Biology,” Simon, E.J. Talk presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the New England Biology Association of Two-year Colleges, Springfield Community Technical College, Springfield, MA (May 2009).

·         “The Evolution of Pedagogy and Tomorrow’s Interactive Learning Environments,” Simon, E.J. and Heyden, R. Talk given at the National Association of Biology Teachers 2007 National Convention, Atlanta, GA (November 2007).

·         “Building a Student-Centered Active Learning Environment Using Technology,” Simon, E.J. and Heyden, R. Talk given at the National Association of Biology Teachers 2006 National Convention, Albuquerque, NM (October 2006).

·         “’Clicker’ Questions to Create an Active Learning Environment,” Simon, E.J. and Williamson, B. Talk given at the National Association of Biology Teachers 2005 National Convention, Milwaukee, WI (October 2005).

·          “Making Connections in the Large Lecture Section,” Simon, E.J. and Murphy, S. Talk given at the National Association of Biology Teachers 2003 National Convention, Portland, OR (October 2003).

·          “Using Pop Culture to Enliven Your Bio Lectures,” Simon, E.J. Talk given at the National Association of Biology Teachers 2003 National Convention, Portland, OR (October 2003).

·          “Experimenting with Electronic Books in the College Classroom,” Simon, E.J.  Talk given at the Syllabus Boston Area Convention (November 2001).

·         “Towards a Fully Digital Introductory Biology Classroom,” Simon, E.J. National Association of Biology Teachers 2001 National Convention, Quebec, Canada (November 2001).

·          “How to Digitize Your Lecture,” Simon, E.J. Stop Surfing – Start Teaching 2001 National Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC (February 2001).

·          “Technology Instead of a Textbook: Alternatives for the Biology Classroom,” Simon, E.J. National Association of Biology Teachers 2000 National Convention, Orlando, FL (October 2000).

·         “Technology Instead of a Textbook: The Next Big Step?” Simon, E.J. American Chemical Society’s 220th National Meeting, Washington, DC (August 2000).

·          “Technology Instead of a Textbook,” Simon, E.J. New England Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Storrs, CT  (June 2000).

·         “Using Electronic Books in the Science Classroom,” Simon, E.J. 33rd Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Newark, DE (May 2000).

·         “E-books: A New Tool in the College Classroom,” Simon, E.J.  Stop Surfing - Start Teaching 2000 National Conference, Charleston, SC (February 2000).

·          “Web Attitudes: A Two-College Study of Student Opinion About Internet-Assisted Learning,” Simon, E.J., Hildreth, D., and King, P.  Stop Surfing - Start Teaching 2000 National Conference, Charleston, SC (February 2000).

·          “Molecular Dynamics Studies of GB1 protein,” Naranjo, J. and Simon, E.J. American Chemical Society Project SEED Symposium and other area high school science poster sessions (September 1999).  Winner of a bronze medal and a $5,000 ACS scholarship.

·          “Website Construction in Introductory Chemistry Courses: A Collaborative Approach,” Simon, E.J. 32nd Middle Atlantic Regional Conference of the American Chemical Society, Madison, NJ (May 1999).

·          “Collaborative Website Construction in Introductory Science Courses,” Simon, E.J.  Stop Surfing - Start Teaching 1999 National Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC (February 1999).

·          Participated in a symposium for the International Federation of Catholic Universities “Virtual University” international video conference (January 1999).

·         “Implementation of the CFF9x Forcefield in LAMMPS,” Simon, E.J., Carpenter, J., Arya, R., and Stouch, T. Potential Energy Function Consortium Meeting, Del Mar, CA (January 1998).

 

Service   Top

 

Service to the College and the Department

 

·         Member, Library Advisory Committee (2009-).

·         Member, New England College Student Transformation Award Committee.

·         Member, Presidential Search Committee (2007). Faculty representative conducting search process for new NEC president.

·         Member, Faculty Funding Committee (2005-present).

·         Member, Editorial Review Board, New England College Press (2006-present).

·         Member, Honorary Degree Committee of the Board of Trustees (2005-7).

·         Chair, Search Committee (2005-6). Led successful effort to hire a new full-time faculty member in biology.

·         Chair, Academic Standards Committee (2004-5); Member (2003-5). Elected faculty representative. Help to ensure the academic standards of the College.

·         Member, Ex-Comm (2004-5). Served on ExComm as chair of Academic Standards Committee.

·         Member, Presidential Search Committee (2004-5). Faculty representative conducting search process for new NEC president.

·         Faculty Advisor, Alpha Chi Honor Society (2004-5).

·         Faculty Advisor and Committee Chair, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program (2004-5). Chair committee to nominate two NEC graduates for national scholarship program.

·         Advisor, Environmental Action Committee (2003-5). Faculty advisor to student club.

·         Participant, Joint Task Force on New Revenue Streams (2003-4). Task force consisting of Board of Trustee members, faculty, administrators, and students charged with making recommendations to the New England College Board of Trustees for novel revenue streams for the college. This Task Force submitted a recommendation to the faculty for the creation of a new academic program.

·         Speaker, New England College Open House (2003-5). Presented talks (Spring 2003-4: “DNA Fingerprinting”, Spring 2005: “Reproductive Technologies”) to perspective NEC students and their parents.

·         Speaker, New England College Junior Experience (2005). Presented talk on “Reproductive Technologies” to perspective NEC students and their parents.

·         Speaker, NEC Classroom Experience (Feb 2004). Presented a talk to prospective NEC students and their parents on the topic of “DNA technology.”

·         Faculty Representative, NEC-101 (2004). Represented Biology faculty to parents and prospective students during open house activities.

·         Academic Advisor (2003-present). Currently function as academic advisor to 12 undergraduate students. Acted as freshman advisor to eight members of the class of 2007.

·         Representative, NHCUC Guidance Counselor Dinner (2004-present). Represented the college during dinner with guidance counselors visiting the campus at least once per semester.

 

Service to the Community

·         Invited talk given to a John Stark Regional High School biology class on the common cold. A brief talk was followed by a one hour question/answer session to help the students with a class project.

·         “Understanding Anthrax.”  Talk given to local fire departments (including Henniker Rescue Squad), civic groups, community groups, and corporations to educate the public about the threat of anthrax attack (2001-3).

·         Member (1996-2002), Officer (2000), and Ice Rescue Team Member (1999-2000), Rockaway Township Fire Department Company #5, Rockaway, NJ.  Volunteer EMT serving the local community.

·         Member, Crew Chief, and Officer, Boston Ambulance Squad, Boston, MA.  Volunteer EMT providing ambulance service to inner-city Boston (1990-6).

·         Member, Rockaway Township Planning Board of Appeals (2002).

 

 

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Other Professional Activities

·         Member, Editorial Review Board, Journal of College Science Teaching (2001-present).

·         Member, Computers in Chemical Education Committee of the American Chemical Society’s Division of Undergraduate Education (2000-3).

·         Review, Journal of Chemical Education (2001-present).

·         Reviewer, American Biology Teacher (1999-present).

·         Chair, Chemical Education session, New England Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Storrs, CT (June 2000).

·         Chair, General Chemistry session, 33rd Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Newark, DE (May 2000).

·         Chair, Chemical Education session, 32nd Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Madison, NJ (May 1999).

 

 Professional Societies

·         Academic Authors Association.

·         National Association of Biology Teachers.

·         National Science Teachers Association.

·         Society for College Science Teachers.

·         American Chemical Society.

·         American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.

 

 

 

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